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Definition of the noun altogether

What does altogether mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: altogethers

  1. informal terms for nakedness
    • example: in the altogether
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of altogether: birthday suit / raw
    • more generic words: nakedness / nudeness / nudity = the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind

Definition of the adverb altogether

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  1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  2. with everything included or counted
    • example: altogether he earns close to a million dollars
    • synonyms of altogether: all told / in all
  3. with everything considered (and neglecting details)

Alternative definition of the adverb altogether


  1. Without exception; wholly; completely.
  2. On the whole; with everything considered.


"Altogether" is a greatest hits album released by pop group, The Nolans in 1982.


Altogether was a Canadian musical variety television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1975.

  • begun on and completed on (40 years ago)
  • country: Canada

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Google previewVine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (1996)

With Topical Index by W. E. Vine, Merrill Unger

ALTOGETHER A. Adjective. holos (3650), “whole,” is rendered “altogether” inJohn 9:34.It is sometimes subjoined to an adjective or a verb, as in this case, to show that the idea conveyed by the adjective or verb belongstothe whole person or ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

altogether Misused for all together. t * LFFQ TFFJOH JNQSPWFNFOU GSPN UIF girls and with districts next week, now is the time to put it altogether. Use all together t * UIJOL UIF NPTU QPXFSGVM TPOH UIBU XF ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

altogether adv. 1 in total. 2 completely. 3 on the whole.

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It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. (Theodore Roosevelt)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1O1G2E1T1H4E1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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